Can You Share an Album on Facebook?

By Andrew Tennyson

You can share a photo album on Facebook in two ways: using the Share link or the Gear menu. Both options are accessible directly from your photo album. Use the Share link to share the album with other Facebook users. The Gear menu, on the other hand, is the better option for sharing the album with people outside of Facebook.

Share an Album on Facebook

Step 1

Click **your name on the main menu** at the top of your Facebook account to display your timeline and then click the **Photos** button to load your Photos page.Depending on where you are on Facebook, you can also access your Photos page by clicking the **Photos** link under the Apps heading on the left of the page.

Step 2

Select **Albums** under the Photos header and then select the album you want to share.

Step 3

Scroll down, if necessary, and click the **Share** link found below the album’s photos.

Step 4

Select where on Facebook you want to share the album. Options include on your timeline, on someone else’s timeline, in a group and in a private message.

Step 5

Enter a descriptive message about the album, if you wish, and then click the **Share Album** button to share the album.

Share a Link to Your Album

Step 1

Click your name on the main menu at the top of Facebook to display your timeline and then click the **Photos** button.

Step 2

Select **Albums** under the Photos header and then choose which album you want to share.

Step 3

Click the **Gear** icon and select **Get Link**. The Gear icon is found near the top corner of the album. It resembles a mechanical gear or cog.

Step 4

Copy the provided link to your computer's clipboard in order to share it outside of Facebook. You can paste this link into any number of places, such as an email message, a chat client or another social network.Alternatively, if you want to share the link with someone on Facebook, click **Send in Message** and proceed to the next step.

Step 5

Enter your desired Facebook recipients in the **To** field and click **Send** to share a link to the photo album.

Tips & Warnings

  • Facebook also enables you to share ownership of a photo album with other Facebook users. When you switch a personal album to a shared album, you can add contributors to it so that they too can upload, edit and manage the album’s contents. Open your photo album and click the “Change to Shared Album” button below the Photos header. Enter the names of the people you want to make contributors to the album. Select the level of privacy you want to apply to the album and then click the “Save” button to save your changes.